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Stamatios Gus Alexander, Jr
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Birth: Jun. 11, 1944
Johnson County
Texas, USA
Death: Apr. 12, 1969
Bin Thang, Vietnam

Stomatios, son of Stomathan Gus Alexander Jr and Louise Harris, married Kathleen Ann Loper 04 Jun 1966 in Dallas, Texas.

Duncanville High School Alumni Association
Stamatios Gus Alexander, Jr.

Named for the son of a former board member he school opened in 1972. Built on a 9.5 acres tract, the land was graciously donated to the Duncanville School District by the parents of the school namesake. A lieutenant in the US Army during the Vietnam War, on April 12, 1969 he was killed in action at 24 years of age.

Our school and playground sit on land that was once Skyline Farm. Our namesake's family worked this beautiful farmland for over ten years. He plowed the fields, helped his dad feed the livestock and drove the grain truck during harvest season. His life is cause for us all to be exceedingly proud of our school and the courageous, meaningful life of the man for whom it was named.

Born on June 11, 1944. He moved to Duncanville in January, 1946. He attended elementary school at Central Elementary. The junior high was down the street from Central Elementary. He attended high school at the campus now known as Reed Middle School.

He was a Cub Scout and an active member of the First United Methodist Church, where the youth center was named in his honor. He loved hunting, fishing and sports. He played little league, junior high baseball, football and track before earning eleven letters in sports. He was an honor student who played on two championship basketball teams, played on two championship baseball teams making all district with the team going as far as a team could progress (winning regional honors). In football he was district and state honorable mention on the district championship team. He excelled as a scholar as well as an athlete. He earned a place on the honor roll for academic achievement.

Respected and liked by his friends, he served as captain or co-captain of his high school baseball, football and basketball teams. During his senior year his friends chose him as their "Class Favorite".

He was awarded a football scholarship to McMurray College. After two years there, he transferred to the University of Texas at Arlington earning his BBS. He married Kathy Loper in 1966. In 1967 he joined the US Army and attended Officers Training School in Ft. Benning, Georgia. There, he was an instructor, graduating as a lieutenant. Then Gus was sent to Vietnam.

Serving our country bravely, he received many medals for his heroic deeds. The highest award, the Silver Star, was awarded for saving his radio operator's life and then radioing for help for his platoon and another platoon, thereby saving many other lives.

He was a student, just the same as the ones who now attend the school named in his honor. He loved his school and his life here in Duncanville. We, as students and faculty of his namesake school, can pay tribute to the young man for whom this school was named by giving our best to our school and community.

Per Vietnam War, Deceased Casualties, Record:

Stamatios G Alexander Jr died 12 Apr 1969 in the Republic of South Vietnam.
Hostile -Killed/Multi-Fragment Wounds/Ground Casualty/Body Recovered.
Department of the Army Reserve/Second Lieutenant/Military Region 3 - Binh Duong - Infantry Unit Commander.

Vietnam War, Deceased Casualties, 1965-1972 Record
Name: STAMATIOS G JR Alexander Jr
Birth Date: 11 Jun 1944
Home City: Duncanville
Home State: Texas
Casualty Country: Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam)
Tour Start Date: 2 Feb 1969
Service Branch: Department of the Army
Component: Reserve (USAR, USNR, USAFR, USMCR, USCGR)
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Military Grade: Second Lieutenant
Pay Grade: Second Lieutenant (U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps) or Ensign (U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard)
Company: B Co
Regiment: 27th Inf
Batallion: 1st Bn
Province: 23
Decoration: Not Available
CN: Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam)
Service Occupation: Infantry Unit Commander (ARMY)
Data Source: Coffelt Database

Vietnam War, Deceased Casualties, 1965-1972 Record
Name: Stamatios G Alexander Jr
Birth Date: 11 Jun 1944
Death Date: 12 Apr 1969
Gender: Male
Age: 24
Race: Caucasian
Home City: Duncanville
Home State: Texas
Religion: Methodist (also Evangelical United Brethren)
Marital Status: Married (Spouse Listed)
SSN/Service #: O5354648
Citizen Status: U.S.
Data Source: Combat Area Casualties Current File

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006
about S Gus Jr Alexander
Name: S Gus Jr Alexander
Birth Date: 11 Jun 1944
Death Date: 12 Apr 1969
Cemetery: Little Bethel Memorial Park
Cemetery Address: 1803 South Cedar Hill Rd Duncanville, TX 75137
Little Bethel Memorial Park
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Created by: Margaret L Moore
Record added: Jun 09, 2007
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Infantry Unit Commander U.S. Army Vietnam War.
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